Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jingle Belles - Shaping Up for the New Year

I wonder that you could definitely guess what our challenge was this fortnight?  Aha, I knew you could do it.  A card by any other shape than a square or a rectangle to be exact.  

I got my nested star dies last fall with every intention of making one of these dimensional star cards but those good intentions got a little sidelined.  Thankfully, this was the perfect challenge to give it a try.  I found a good video tutorial here at DDStamps.  Believe me, it is not as involved as it might appear to be.  

My star base is Marina Mist and I used white glitter paper for my 3-D star portion.  The center is embossed with Pewter EP.  So what would be better than making one of these stars?

Making two!

These cards are a little bit smaller being around 4".  But they're so cute!

And speaking of shaping up and being a little smaller, I'm going to brag just a wee bit and let you in on a little milestone I've achieved.  Since mid-September I have lost 30 pounds!  I'm counting Weight Watcher points and my back rehab has me focused on moving more (recumbent bike daily and physical therapy home program).  I can't wait until the weather starts being more cooperative so I can get out and walk without worrying about snow or ice.  I still have a bigger goal in mind but I am very pleased with where I am right now.  And I have a wonderful friend who is doing the same and we're each others' cheerleaders which has helped tremendously to stay on track.

So, let's go check out the other "shapely" ladies' creations at the Jingle Belle blog.


  1. These are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  2. Fantastic cards - and congratulations on your mmilestone! I've used Weight Watchers before and found it very helpful... but need to get back on track now!

  3. OH MY GOSH!!! those dimensional star cards are soooooooooo FABULOUS! i cannot imagine how you did that, i assume there was a wand involved!!! so pleased you were able to "shape up for the holidays" with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

    plus many MANY bonus ninja points for the second half of your SHAPE UP "project"! 30lbs is such a great achievement! :) :) :)

  4. First a big Woot Woot! on your personal *shape-up* project ... and second, these dimensional stars are fantastic ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  5. Lorraine, that is just beautiful! Small definitely isn't a problem here, they are full of impact!

  6. Lorraine I love these they are so pretty and look so difficult. I just finished four months of steroids and have to lose weight. So any encouragement is very appreciated


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